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British Columbia Historical Texts

The Curriculum Library at the University of Victoria has a unique collection of textbooks used in British Columbia’s public schools since the province joined confederation in 1871. This historical textbooks collection includes books on a variety of school subjects including science, math, health, English and language arts, foreign languages, history, and social studies. With their large readership these textbooks have touched the lives of many citizens for nearly a century and a half. School textbooks provide us with insight into the thinking, priorities, values, and assumptions of those who wrote, taught, and read these books.

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gardiner, samuel r.
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jenkins, robert smith, 1870-1931
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dr. linn, j.r.; bruce, mabel; donaldson, dorothy; ellis, jean; saunders, anne; trischuk, janet
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gray, william s. and monroe, marion
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Bartholomew, J. G., 1860-1920 (John George)
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Item is an atlas . (48 , 23 pages : colour maps : 29 cm) Atlas contains physical and political maps . Includes index . Atlas has bookplate : Provincial Library & Archives , Victoria B.C. , Splendor Sine Occasu . A New Series of physical and political maps.
Topics: Atlas, Geography, Study, Teaching, Secondary, Elementary, Maps
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London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1954. 423 pages; 18 cm. BC Historical School Textbooks
Topics: English language, grammar
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by Toronto : Macmillan Co. of Canada Ltd., 1945.
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Buckley, Arabella and Robertson, W.J.
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Topics: Canada, History, Textbook
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Smith, J. Hamblin
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Gammell, I. (Isaac), 1861?-1932
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With a British Columbia supplement (pages 297-319) . ; ' Prescribed by the Protestant Council of Public Instruction for use in the schools of Quebec . Authorized for use in the schools of British Columbia . Authorized for use in the schools of Manitoba. '
Topics: British Columbia, History, Juvenile, Literature, Canada, Politics, Government
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by Gordon, Dorothy, 1893-
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Illustrations by Alida Van R . Conover ; with a foreword by Dr . Ernest Schelling . Includes arrangements for voice with piano accompaniment . Includes brief introductions to the history of folk music and musical scores from England , Wales , Ireland , Scotland , France , Italy , Bohemia , Hungary , Germany , Russia , China , Japan , and the United States .
Topics: Songs, Folk songs, Children's songs
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by Bryce, Archibald Hamilton
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Anderson, Marjorie, 1892-1954
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[Cambridge] : Houghton Mifflin, [1963], vii, 503 pages : frontispiece (facsimile), map ; 21 cm, BC Historical School Textbooks
Topics: English language Old English, ca. 450-1100, 450-1100 Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by H.S. Hall, M..A., and S.R. Knoght, B.A., M.B., CH.B
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Lawson, Maria, 1852-1945; Young, Rosalind Watson
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History section written by Maria Lawson . Geography section written by Rosalind Watson Young . Intended for use by school teachers , the book includes review questions for students . Topics include : the geography , exploration , fur-trade , settlement and formation of British Columbia .
Topics: British Columbia, Description, Travel, Juvenile, literature, History, Geography, Elementary
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Jeffers, J. Frith (James Frith), 1842-1917
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Intended for use by teachers . Includes bold type faced words for use in oral drill . Topics include : colonial exploration , colonial wars , and the political formation of Canada .
Topics: Canada, History, Study, Teaching, Secondary, Textbooks, Juvenile, Literature
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Anstey, Arthur, 1724-1805
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Book intended for use by school students . Topics include the exploration , fur-trade and political formation of British Columbia .
Topics: British Columbia, History, Study, Teaching, Secondary, Juvenile, Literature
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by Anderson, Marjorie, 1892-1954
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[Cambridge] : Houghton Mifflin, [1963], vii, 503 pages : frontispiece (facsimile), map ; 21 cm, BC Historical School Textbooks,
Topics: English language Old English, ca. 450-1100, 450-1100 Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Smith, J. Hamblin (James Hamblin), 1829-1901
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Smith, J. Hamblin (James Hamblin), 1829-1901; Kirkland, Thomas, 1835-1898, Scott, William, 1845
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Brown, George Williams, 1894-1963
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Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, 1950, c ©1942,   xi, 579 pages: illustrations; 20 cm, includes bibliographical referecnecs and index. “Authorized by the Protestant Committee of the Council of Education of the Province of Quebec”, revised and reprinted
Topics: Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, 1950, c ©1942, xi, 579 pages: illustrations, 20...
British Columbia Historical Texts
by W.J. Gage & Company, Limited
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"Book is based on the excellent Geographies written by Alex. Everett Frye. The maps have been prepared under the supervision of G.M. Dawson, C.M.G., LL.D, FF.R.S., Head of the Geologcial Survey of Canada."--Page iv "Authorized by the Board of Educaiton for use in the Schools of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia."
Topics: Geography, Textbooks
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Wrong, George McKinnon, 1860-1948
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Robertson, W. J. (William John), b. 1846
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Toronto : Macmillans in Canada ; Ryerson Press, 1935, x, 411 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm, text txt rdacontent, unmediated rdamedia, volume nc rdacarrier, "28th printing, March, 1950", A series of 6 books were published, "Authorized in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland"--Title page, BC Historical School Textbooks.
Topics: Reading comprehension, Readers (Elementary), English literature, Literature Collections, Readers...
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Stevenson, O. J. (Orlando John), 1869-1950
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Duncan, David M. (David Merritt), 1870-1951
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Lawson, Maria, 1852-1945
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Intended for use by teachers to prepare their students for Provincial examinations . Includes sample examination papers . Also includes definitions of mathematical , physical and political geography terms , and tables set up for quick reference .
Topics: Geography, Study, Teaching, Secondary, Jevenile, Literature, Textbooks, Examinations
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Percy Groom, 1865-1931
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Dickie, D.J., 1883-1972
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Jones, George M. (George Mallory),1873-1940
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Toronto : J.M. Dent, 1921, xiii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Topic: English language Grammar Study and teaching History
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by Bealey, Elsie Beatrice
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Toronto : Dent, [1956], ©1956, xii, 401 pages ; 21 cm, text txt rdacontent, unmediated rdamedia, volume, Includes index, BC Historical School Textbooks.
Topics: English language, Composition and exercises, grammar.
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Wrong, George M.; Martin, Chester; Sage, Walter N.
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Toronto: The Ryerson Press; Illustrated by C.W. Jefferys, Authorized by the department of Education for Manitoba; History of Canada; 377 pages
Topics: Canada, History, education for grades 7 and 8.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Parkin, George R. (George Robert) Sir, 1842-1922
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This is the 1899 revised printing of the original 1892 edition . 100th thousand . With a preface by The Right Hon . The Earl of Rosebery , K . G .
Topics: Great Britain, Colonies, Description, travel, Juvenile literature, Textbooks, Canada, History
British Columbia Historical Texts
by West, Alfred S. (Alfred Slater), 1846-1932
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Cambridge : University Press, 1895, umediated, text.
Topic: English language and Grammar
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Chester W. New, Reginal G. Trotter
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Author, Chester W. New, Reginal G. Trotter, History 1500 to 1850, Part 1-1500-1850 and Part 2- since 1850, Contents, maps, 566 pages, index. Publisher: Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited.
Topics: History, world, 1500 to 1850.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by McLeod, Norman
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Toronto :  Copp Clark, 1941, 270 pages : illustrations ;  21 cm, "Authorized for Saskatchewan", Includes bibliographical references and index, BC Historical School Textbooks
Topics: English language, Grammar, Study and teaching.
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Book five. Toronto: W.J. Gage & Co., Limited. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Limited. 6th printing, 1941. 12 mo., 352 pp. Includes, stories, poems and illustrations, with 25 black and white drawings, by Walter J. Phillips, also, some fantasy illustrations. Color plates include reproduction from the paintings of Tom Thomson, Innis Fripp, C.W. Jefferys, W. Langdon Kihn and Cayley Robinson.   “Authorized for use in the Public Schools of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.”...
Topics: Readers (Primary), Readers (Elementary) and Readers (Publications).
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Samuel Hughes and Jas E. Denis
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Frank, Maude Morrison, 1870-
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New York, Chicago, Longmans, Green, and Co., ©1915, vi, 290 pages ; 20 cm, BC Historical School Textbooks
Topics: English language, Composition and exercise, Gramar, Problems, exercises, etc.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Brown, George W.; Harman, Elenor; Jeanneret, Marsh
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Alexander, William John, 1855-1944
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Toronto: W.J. Gage & Company, Limited, [1922]. 220 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations; 19 cm. "Authorized for use in the schools of Saskatchewan. Authorized for use in the schools of Alberta. Authorized for use in the schools of British Columbia". BC Historical School Textbooks.
Topic: English language. Textbook. Composition and exercises
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Toronto : Macmillans in Canada : Ryerson Press, 1934, viii, 280 pages ; 20 cm, "Authorized by the Department of Education for use in the Public Schools of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.",  Bc Historical School Textbooks
Topics: Readers (Primary), Readers (Elementary) and Readers (Publications).
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Book Three. Toronto: W.J. Gage & Co., Limited. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Limited. 6th printing, 1941. 12 mo., 352 pp. Includes, stories, poems and illustrations, with 25 black and white drawings, by Walter J. Phillips, also, some fantasy illustrations. Color plates include reproduction from the paintings of Tom Thomson, Innis Fripp, C.W. Jefferys, W. Langdon Kihn and Cayley Robinson.   “Authorized for use in the Public Schools of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.”...
Topics: Readers (Primary), Readers (Elementary) and Readers (Publications).
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W.J. Gage & Co.'s Educational Series, authorized by the Board of Education for use in the schools of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta & British Columbia, review questions, Toronto: W.J. Gage & Company, Limited, illustrations, maps, includes Table of Contents
Topics: Canada, Geography, maps, Twentieth Century, world
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Duncan, David M. (David Merritt), 1870-1951
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Dickie, Donalda; Ricker, Belle; Tyner, Clara; Woodhead, T.W.; Palk, Helen
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Sixth Edition, 1953
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Buckley, Arabella B. (Arabella Burton), 1840-1929 and Robertson, W.J. , b. 1846
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Lawson, Maria and Young, Rosalind Watson
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Gage's 20th century series; For use in public schools; History-by Maria Lawson, Geography-by Rosalind Watson Young; Toronto: W.J. Gage & Company, Limited; 155 pages, illustrations; 12 maps; text;  index.
Topics: British Columbia, Canada, 20th century, historical, english, reference
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London: MacMillan and Co., and New York, Toronto: The Copp Clark Co. Limited, Reprinted, Introduction on Plane Trigonometry.
Topic: Trigonometry school text-book
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by Thomas, Harrison C. & Hamm, William
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
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Victoria, B.C. : Printed by Charles F. Banfield, printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 193, text rdacontent, unmediated rdamedia, volume, "Authorized for use in the Elementary Schools of British Columbia.", Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-13), BC Historical School Textbooks.
Topic: English language Orthography and spelling Study and teaching (Elementary)
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by W.H. Fraser and J. Squair
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Toronto: Rose Publishing Company, (Ltd.), 430 pages, school text book.
Topics: School nature study, lessons
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Miller, J. O. (John Ormsby), 1861-1936
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Quance, Frank M., 1883-1968, author
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Toronto : W.J. Gage, [1938?], ix, 84 pages ; 20 cm
Topic: Spellers
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by A.M. Kennedy
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Commerical Text Book Co., Toronto Canada, text book for simplifying the acquisitoin of correct spelling, pronunciation, and a knowledge of the meanings of the more difficult common words.
Topics: High School Canadian speller text-book, lessons, vocabulary.
British Columbia Historical Texts
by Blaisdell, Etta Austin and Blaisdell, Mary Frances
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Childrens school textbook, New York; The Macmillan Company, London; MacMillan & Co., Ltd, Copyright, 1901 & 1920, Reprinted March, 1920.
Topic: Vocabulary Elementary text-book
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W.J. Gage & Company, Toronto, Authorized for use in the schools of Quebec, Manitoba, British Columbia, North-west erritories, Exclusive use in the schools of Prince Edward Island, 225 pages.
Topic: School text-book
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British Columbia Historical Texts
by Jenkins, Robert Smith, 1870-1931
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Toronto: W.J. & Company, Limited, Canadian Copyright Edition, Authorised for use in the Schools of Manitoba and Schools for British Columbia, 228 pages.
Topics: School text-book, Educational Health